POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast says he’s terribly disappointment over the Ruavatu school incident that resulted in a female student being raped.
Mr Prendergast said the incident is very concerning and it’s not the type of incident police like to see happen in the community.
“I’m very disappointed with the incident. I think this is the type of incident the community can’t tolerate and I’m very pleased with the police response in terms of this incident,” Mr Prendergast said.
He said so far six people are in custody with a range of offences, ranging from indecent assault.
He added since the incident is still under investigations, he will not elaborate more on it.
However, Mr Prendergast said police are aware of others who may have involved and hope that the community will cooperate with police in their investigations to arrest the culprits.
Ruavatu school students have to be evacuated to town following the incident last the weekend.
During the incident, about 15 youths said to be between 18-20 years old stormed the girls’ dormitory around midnight, harassed and assaulted the girls.
The teenagers were alleged to have been armed with knives, hammers, sticks and other foreign objects.
They threatened the girls. One of the girls was abducted and allegedly raped.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA